Campbell baseball eyes outright Big South title, program record

From Campbell University Athletics
Posted 5/18/22

Campbell clinched the top seed in the Big South Conference Baseball Tournament recently and now eyes an outright title Thursday night.

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Campbell baseball eyes outright Big South title, program record

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Campbell clinched both the weekend series and the top seed in the Big South Conference Baseball Tournament with a 16-1 win at High Point University on Sunday, May 15.

The Camels (34-16, 18-3) have now won four consecutive Big South regular-season titles and have an opportunity to clinch the outright crown with just one win during the Radford series beginning Thursday.

Campbell is three games up on USC Upstate with three games remaining and holds the head-to-head tiebreaker having swept the Spartans earlier in the season.

First pitch from Jim Perry Stadium Thursday is set for 6 p.m., as the Camels host Community Weekend.

CU closing in on program record

After Zach Neto's three-run shot during Tuesday's loss at East Carolina University, the Camels sit at 101 total homers for this season, five shy of the program record set in 1985.

Campbell has 24 multi-home run games and has averaged more than two per contest this spring. CU is also one of just four teams in the nation to reach triple-digit homers so far. 

This year's squad reached 100 in 49 games, the exact number of games the '85 team played. The '85 team led the country in home runs per contest, John Posey led the team with 26 blasts and Bill Wilkes added 22. Both marks still stand as first and second in a single season in program history.

Both the '85 and '22 teams will be side-by-side throughout the record books, with the teams also responsible for the two largest wins and run-scoring days in program history. The 1985 team beat Radford 38-0, while this year's squad had the 36-4 win over Presbyterian.

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